• A personal note on IGBP and the social sciences


    Humans are an integral component of the Earth system as conceptualised by IGBP. João Morais recalls key milestones in IGBP’s engagement with the social sciences and offers some words of advice for Future Earth.
  • IGBP and Earth observation:
    a co-evolution


    The iconic images of Earth beamed back by the earliest spacecraft helped to galvanise interest in our planet’s environment. The subsequent evolution and development of satellites for Earth observation has been intricately linked with that of IGBP and other global-change research programmes, write Jack Kaye and Cat Downy .
Published: March 30, 2015

'Mountains as sentinels of change': call for funding pre-proposals

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This call aims to foster research on climate, environmental, and related societal change in mountain regions, considering new measurements, recovery of existing data, and the development and use of integrated modelling strategies by adopting a strong trans- and inter-disciplinary approach.

A total of approximately €8 million is available for collaborative research projects. More details here


Key Dates

Call Opens: 16 March 2015
Pre-Proposal Opens: 1 April 2015
Pre-Proposal Deadline: 1 June 2015
Full-Proposals Open: 3 August 2015
Full-Proposals Close: 30 October 2015
Panel Decision: December 2015
Projects Begin: March 2016

Find out more and apply: Belmont Forum Grant Operations website


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